Help! Nearly 5wk old Pekin Ducklings pecking at little wings!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mystic Vampyre, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    If you can get them to do that, I think that's a good as your going to get. Remember they aren't puppies they are prey for many predators so even though we have had them from hatch or a few days to weeks after they are always going to be leery it's in their DNA.That really sounds pretty friendly if you ask me.
     
  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    I'm glad the little duckies are doing better. I have a pekin duck too and I love him very much. He has a problem with his hips and he is not able to run around with the other ducks but he is doing better.

    I finally found someone who can't eat their chicken eggs either. [​IMG] I've had chickens for years but I can't bring myself to eat their eggs. I boil them and the ducks and chickens eat them so they don't go to waste.

    Keep us posted how they are doing and have you given them names yet? My pekins name is Clyde.

    Patty
     
  3. Mystic Vampyre

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    Aww poor Clyde. Sounds like hes got a gpod Duck mummy thou. :)
    Havent named my ones yet. One has a black feather on its lower back/tail and one has a really orange beak/bill.
    Seems like they all healed well already you couldnt even tell what happend to.them. But one still had a scab on its wing. Ive been letting them out and stand out in the cold/rain to make sure they are safe. Just cant have power tools in the rain lol!
    But yesterday while they were out and swimming in their container, one started picking at the one with the scab and made it bleed again! Argh!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

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    Can you get a product called Blue Kote? might come under another name but it's a med with Gentian Violet in it and it is great for this kind of thing. It will hide and heal hide because it will cover the wound and with purple med. and heal because that is the other thing it does. I have used it on my chickens since they are notorious for going after anything red in an open wound etc.
     
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    Mystic Vampyre Out Of The Brooder

    Good news. The wound looks good again and no bleeding. No biting today yay! Im so happy. They spent all day pretty much out around the yard watching me fix up their sleeping box and finally moved into place. Got their bath on place now just need a ramp either side before l dare fill it for them. Just now need a door for it and then a wee fence to keep cats out of the main area.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

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    It is very similar and it has the gentian violet which disguises the wound. It works great with chickens who will literally eat one of their own if they see an open wound so I would think it would work with any poultry. Good to have it on hand in med chest.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

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  9. Mystic Vampyre

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    Still working on the bath etc. Been sick and it laid me back abit. But one person can only do so much.
    All wounds healed fine. But now the bitten wingtips stick out! Not all but most.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

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    you mean like angel wing? can you post pics?
     

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